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Neil


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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Abstract (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: A+ Prints
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: My backyard in Niskayuna
Date: Apr 30, 2004
Aperture: 4
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Emotive
Date Uploaded: May 2, 2004

I spent all week taking pictures of flowers and other things shaking the camera, as I have seen and been inspired by Andrew Chambers work (www.abstractflower.net). He has an incredible talent for this! It's much harder than it looks!

Overview: No filters applied

Processing:

Shot in Raw format
Converted to JPEG via Breezebrowser (48 bit color)
Normal settings, reduce to 480x640, USM
Save to JPEG (24 bit color)
In PSe (24 bit color):
Copy All to new Layer;
Adjusted levels/color of new layer (missing details of this step)
Change Layer Blend to Screen
Add Hue Saturation Layer:
Reds: Hue +24 Saturation -1 Brightness -14
Add Levels Layer:
Input Levels: 41, .46, 255
Noise reduction - neat image
Cloned out a little pixelated noise.



Statistics
Place: 57 out of 208
Avg (all users): 5.6821
Avg (commenters): 7.8667
Avg (participants): 5.4653
Avg (non-participants): 5.9861
Views since voting: 2953
Votes: 173
Comments: 24
Favorites: 24 (view)


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07/12/2007 10:26:05 AM
This is GORGEOUS, Neil!
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06/25/2007 09:16:56 AM
Another perfect colorful abstract image from you.....
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02/07/2007 04:05:51 PM
Hey that's cool!
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02/13/2006 06:51:51 AM
I love your abstracts & had assumed this was yours - I expected it to do much better than it did, perhaps even ribbon. Beautifully done!
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11/09/2005 11:20:40 AM
I love your motion blur pictures, this is something I have been playing with a bit with my horses recently, and you are soooo right, to get these "right" or so they look appealing is much more difficult than it appears!! Beautiful shot as are all your others
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05/29/2005 02:18:11 AM
Has a beautiful flowing silken feel about it. Lovely!
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10/14/2004 12:17:22 AM
Yeah, that's really a great shot. I'm guessing that your score suffered from the painterly quality- it looks like it was run through a watercolor filter or something. This is one of those shots that gets killed for assumptions that aren't true. If the voters could see the first paragraph of your comments, this likely would have made the top ten.
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05/10/2004 09:07:17 AM
I haven't voted but if I did, this is my pick for the ribbon. I like the colors and the lighting. It also hit the abstract theme right on its head. YOU are a WINNER in many ways.
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05/10/2004 02:48:40 AM
Aww gave this one a 9 was hoping for a ribbon for you. Can't believe it came in 57th, you got robbed!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/09/2004 11:52:58 PM
Quiet, gentle, painterly relaxing. 10
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05/09/2004 05:25:48 AM
I just loves these colours and the softness very nice abstract 8
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05/08/2004 09:06:26 PM
blur
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05/07/2004 06:07:05 PM
Wispy and well balanced. Reminds me of a silk scarf.

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05/07/2004 02:21:16 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 10
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 8
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 10
How well does it meet the challenge: 9
Total Averaged Rating 9
one of my ribbon picks this challenge - excellent colors and feel
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05/06/2004 12:02:05 AM
Just gorgeous. I can image this on my wall at home. Nice subtle colours and flow.
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05/05/2004 10:06:30 PM
Very silky, soothing colors, but it is missing something... structure? (7)
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05/03/2004 03:07:17 PM
real good abstract, great colors softly flowing through the image.
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05/03/2004 02:53:30 PM
beautiful shot.
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05/03/2004 11:55:55 AM
nice colours and vertical pattern, beautiful image.
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05/03/2004 11:52:53 AM
Very pretty colors and nicely blurred to make a beautiful abstract. The only major fault is the tiny white spec near the top. Clone that out and smudge slightly the mottled area to the left of the dark green on the right side of the frame and you'll have yourself a great abstract. It would look good next to most modern color abstracts you find in art galleries. I like this one a lot.
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05/03/2004 07:11:09 AM
Beautiful......
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05/03/2004 04:55:02 AM
I would not have known it was a tulip without the title; now I can see it. That makes it recognizeable as an object. And I really liked this one, too. Bummer.
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05/03/2004 02:27:05 AM
Looks very watercolor-like, with very soft -yet-bright colors. Nice job!
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05/03/2004 12:33:40 AM
Very nice use of color
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